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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Four new L-series lenses announced by Canon

Canon today introduces four new lenses into its premium L-series range, offering enhanced creative opportunities for professional photographers and serious amateurs. Built on the high quality that Canon’s L-series lenses are renowned for, the EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM, TS-E 50mm f2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f2.8L MACRO and TS-E 135mm f4L MACRO offer incredible ease-of-use, durability and increased scope for photographic experimentation in perspective and scale.

Perfect portraits with the new EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM
Canon EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM lens
Created following feedback from photographers around the world, the EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM has been designed to produce flattering skin tones for stunning portrait and wedding photography. Featuring a new 14 element, 10 group lens design, the EF 85mm f1.4L lens includes high-quality, high-precision elements to correct chromatic aberration and to deliver the optical performance required by the latest high-resolution sensors. The quality of the image is further enhanced thanks to Air Sphere Coating (ASC) technology. This ultra-low refractive index layer on the EF 85mm eliminates image flare and ghosting to ensure clear and attractive images.

Key features
– 9-blade f1.4 aperture
– 4-stop image stabilisation
– High-speed ring type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) driven Auto Focus (AF) for near-silent shooting
– Full-time manual override
– Weather sealing and dustproofing

Pricing and availability
•    The EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM is available from November 2017 with a SRP of £1,569.99/€1,879.99

Read more about the EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM lens

Three new tilt-and-shift lenses
Canon TS-E 50mm f2.8L Macro TS-E 90mm f2.8L Macro TS-E 135mm f4L Macro lenses
Since the introduction of the TS-E 17mm f4L and TS-E 24mm f3.5L II, Canon has received requests to bring the range of lens movement controls to longer focal lengths. Canon has responded to these calls with the launch of the TS-E 50mm f2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f2.8L MACRO and TS-E 135mm f4L MACRO lenses. These lenses offer features to support creative photography such as specialist tilt, shift and rotate movements and macro functionality; alongside cutting-edge L-series optical design and precision. The TS-E 135mm enriches the TS-E range with its longer focal length, while the TS-E 50mm and TS-E 90mm replace existing models TS-E 45mm f2.8 and TS-E 90mm f2.8, respectively.

The TS-E 50mm is perfect for capturing creative, outstanding and accurate images across landscapes, architecture and in the studio, while the TS-E 90mm and TS-E 135mm are better suited for portraiture and macro photography in the studio.

Key features
– Shift function for shifting the lens up, down, left or right
– Close minimum focusing distance
– Optimised for macro photography (max. magnification 0.5x)
– Innovative optical design to reduce refracted light
– UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens elements for sharper images

Pricing and availability
•    The TS-E 50mm f2.8L MACRO is available from November 2017 with an SRP of £2,499.99/€2,999.99
•    The TS-E 90mm f2.8L MACRO is available from November 2017 with an SRP of £2,499.99/€2,999.99
•    The TS-E 135mm f4L MACRO is available from November 2017 with an SRP of £2,499.99/€2,999.99

Find out more about the full range of Canon TS-E tilt-and-shift lenses, including the three new TS-E lenses

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